Asthma Diagnosis & Treatment for Dallas Residents

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disease of the upper airways characterized by shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing.

What Causes Asthma?

  • It is triggered by allergies. Mast cells, which line the nose, throat and respiratory track, can release histamine. Histamine causes mucous membrane to secrete. The result is always hypersensitivity and constriction.
  • Pollen, molds, dust, dust mites, animal dander, foods, and chemicals
  • Dyes and preservative in foods
  • Pesticides, perfumes, cigarette smoke, wood smoke, and chemicals in disinfectants, and laundry products
  • A preservative in asthma medications and propellants in inhalers

What tests are used in defining my condition?

  • Medical Environmental History and Physical
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Pulmonary Function Test, Methacholine Challenge, and Exercise Challenge
  • Skin Testing
  • X-Rays or Themography of Sinus

Asthma is Reversible

Johnson Medical Associates uses natural alternatives to achieve treatment success.

  • Immunotherapy
  • Environmental controls
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Dietary Manipulation
  • Exercises to strength chest muscles
  • Posturing to increase movement of mucous secretions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Peak flow monitoring
  • Outdoor activities structured around peak pollen and mold time
  • Asthma medications
  • Follow-up with physician

Our goal is to minimize the effect of asthma while maximizing results for optimal living.